En Masse Announces Upcoming MMO ‘Battleplans’

En Masse Announces Upcoming MMO ‘Battleplans’

Feb 12, 2016

En Masse Entertainment has made a name for itself with regards to cross-platform games, and we are happy to find out is has a new game in development.

The new game is called Battleplans, and it will be a cross-platform MMO experience.

Some excerpts from the En Masse website:

Battleplans sets itself apart from other RTS titles by using simple, intuitive controls that allow players to focus on making quick decisions in the heat of battle instead of navigating endless menus. The game also separates battle decisions from planning decisions, so players don’t have to master both aspects at the same time while also dealing with the pressures of PvP combat.

Key features for Battleplans include:

Real-Time Tactics — Make decisions quickly that turn the tide of battle.
Competitive Play — Dominate the map. Plan, attack, and defend on your schedule.
Intuitive Controls — Easy to learn and fun to master. Quick-thinking beats quick fingers.
Cross-Platform Fun — Attack on your tablet. Defend on your phone. Plan on your PC. It’s your choice.
Plan Your Battles — Choose from a mix of unique heroes and units for both attack and defense.

For those interested in the PC beta, signups are underway. We’ll keep y’all posted with updates regarding the Android port. For the curious, the developer is looking to a Spring release.

In the mean time, enjoy the signup trailer:

[via En Masse News]

Valentine Update Brings Character Customization System and More to Taichi Panda

Valentine Update Brings Character Customization System and More to Taichi Panda

Feb 12, 2016

Snail Games’ RPG adventure Taichi Panda is getting a sizable update.

Per the company-provided presser, the changes include:

Amore in Avzar – Valentine’s Update
The New Valentine’s Update includes a number of new game features as well as bug fixes and optimizations to core game mechanics:
· New Character Enhancement system with transformative skins and customizable stats
· New Talisman System designed to broaden character upgrade and customization choices
· New Enhancement and Awakening Skills added to a number of existing Pets
· Exclusive Valentine’s Day-themed outfits for all six characters
· Bug fixes and optimizations to Relic Rumble and King’s League

Taichi Panda remains free on Google Play; in-app purchases are also availble.

We have a snazzy new trailer describing the new changes below:

Slack for Android Receives Update

Slack for Android Receives Update

Feb 12, 2016

Slack, the mobile collaboration utility is getting updated.

Slack for Android 2.5.1 Release Notes:

Highlights:
• A shiny new File Details screen which, when loaded, shows pictures of kittens. Not really, it shows details of files.
• Tapping on a message will now bring you to Message Details, which allows you to copy and paste a subset of the message text. Do with that as you will.
• In that same way you wish everything would, slash commands now magically autocompl

Slack remains free on Google Play.

[via Slack Update Release Notes]

Upcoming game ‘Heroes of Skyrealm’ Gets New Trailer

Upcoming game ‘Heroes of Skyrealm’ Gets New Trailer

Feb 12, 2016

As we wait on upcoming game Heroes of Skyrealm, we are happy to say we have a new trailer.

About the game:

Heroes of Skyrealm is a 3D, character-focused mobile action RPG. As the leader of a rebellious band of heroes, players take command of a city in the sky, a vast and upgradeable airship that also serves as the main interface between battles.

But the real key to Heroes of Skyrealm is combat – and with responsive controls and smart companion AI, leading a 3-hero team into battle is easy and compelling. A meaty single-player campaign leads into massive, real-time 3-player co-op challenges and a wide range of PvP modes – including several that put user-generated content front and center.

With a strong cast of over 30 playable characters drawn from ten distinct nations, every hero illuminates a different corner of Skyrealm. While combat and idle animations illuminate their personalities, unlockable comic vignettes delve deeper into this bright and vibrant world. Though gameplay is the core of Heroes of Skyrealm, characters are at its heart.

For players that like to tinker with builds and tactics, taking new heroes into battle and discovering new synergies is half the fun. But even if players focus on their favorite trio, characters can be garrisoned in airship structures to grant bonuses, making roster expansion critical for every playstyle./

And how about that trailer:

Lara Croft GO Goes on Sale

Lara Croft GO Goes on Sale

Feb 12, 2016

Lara Croft GO, Square Enix’s excellent award-winning puzzle caper featuring the renown heroine, is on sale. Right now, folks can get the game for $0.99.

That’s 80% off its list price of $4.99.

Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.

• Experience lush visuals and a captivating soundtrack
• Navigate using simple swipe-to-move controls
• Fight menacing enemies, overcome dangerous obstacles and escape deadly traps
• Solve more than 101 puzzles split into 6 chapters
• Collect ancient relics and unlock new outfits for Lara

No word on how long the sale will last, so pick it up while you can; we can categorically say we loved the game when we reviewed it last year.

[via Slickdeals][Our Lara Croft GO Review]

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is on Sale for $2.99

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee is on Sale for $2.99

Feb 12, 2016

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, a game from Oddworld Inhabitants, is on sale for $2.99; that’s 40% off its regular list price.

Play as the Gabbit with odditude, Munch, and his side-kick, Abe, as they lead a revolution against the conniving, corporate clods of Oddworld. Munch has been captured, poked, probed and generally violated by the greedy corporate sickos, the Vickers, and now it’s time for him and Abe to turn the tables. Power up with Vendo Machines, use psychic powers to possess enemies and machines, arm yourself with oddball Vendo weapons, and rally Oddworld’s wacked-out inhabitants (via GameSpeak) to stick it to the Vickers and save the day. C’mon. The fate of Oddworld is in your hands.

The game is available now.

[via Slickdeals]

Alto’s Adventure Arrives on Android

Alto’s Adventure Arrives on Android

Feb 12, 2016

Alto’s Adventure, a fun snowboarding-themed endless runner from Noodlecake, is now out on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Features:

• Fluid, graceful and exhilarating physics-based gameplay

• Procedurally generated terrain based on real-world snowboarding

• Fully dynamic lighting and weather effects, including thunderstorms, blizzards, fog, rainbows, shooting stars, and more

• Easy to learn, difficult to master one button trick system

• Chain together combos to maximize points and speed

• Test your skills with 180 handcrafted goals

• Discover six unique snowboarders, each with their own special attributes and abilities

• Challenge your friends. Compete for best high score, best distance, and best trick combo!

• Acquire the wingsuit from Izel’s workshop for an entirely new gameplay dynamic

• Beautifully minimalist and evocative visual design

• Original music and handcrafted audio for an ambient and immersive experience (headphones recommended!)

The game is available for free, and offers in-app purchases.

AccuWeather Gets Update

AccuWeather Gets Update

Feb 11, 2016

Premier weather utility AccuWeather is getting an update that is rolling out now.

WHAT’S NEW

We’re polishing up the AccuWeather for Android app with the following updates:
1. Added Dark Widget.
2. Resolved Battery usage issues observed on some devices.
3. Bug fixes and Improvements.

AccuWeather comes in free and premium versions on Google Play.

New Game ‘Tribe Domination’ Launches on Google Play

New Game ‘Tribe Domination’ Launches on Google Play

Feb 11, 2016

Tribe Domination is a spanking brand new turn-based strategy game that is now available on Google Play courtesy of developer Alexandre Delbarre.

In this one, San Francisco is the land to conquer.

The finer details (per Google Play):

Are you a Hipster, Geek or a Hippie? Pick your tribe and battle your friends to control the San Francisco Bay Area. Tribe Domination is a turn-based strategy game for 2-3 players – easy to learn but difficult to master. Log in with Facebook and battle your friends; you’ll be notified when it’s your turn to play!
Each turn is composed of 3 phases:

1. Place your troops strategically.
2. Attack your opponents, conquer territories and try to own a county in order to receive more troops at your next turn.
3. Make a strategic fortification move at the end of your turn.

Conquer counties (San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin) and get extra troops! Conquer at least one territory during your turn and receive coins at your next turn. The more coins you have, the more strategic attacks you can make:

If the game feels a bit like Risk, it shouldn’t be surprising, as the developer is a fan. “I’m a huge fan of classic board games such as chess and Risk, but I also love strategy video games like StarCraft,” Mr Delbarre says. “Tribe Domination merges both, and it’s something that everyone can enjoy. More than a bare bones digital board game, Tribe Domination was intended from the start to fit the mobile lifestyle — with asynchronous multiplayer and the ability to join several games at the same time. See you on the battlefield!”

The game is free, and allows for unlimited parallel play.

Hundreds of match three puzzling levels await you in Jelly Blast

Match three puzzler fans, rejoice, for Jelly Blast, out right now on iOS and Android, contains hundreds of new levels for you to check out right now.

In Jelly Blast, you’ll set off on an adventure through the Candy Kingdom along with your companions Lily, Mr. Hare, and Mr. Rabbit. On the way, you’ll find a bunch of gorgeous candy-themed locations waiting to be explored.

The gameplay itself is pure match three though, and you’ll find hundreds of levels to complete when you first enter the game. More are added each month as well so you won’t run out any time soon.

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Match three puzzlers will feel right at home in Jelly Blast, but there are some innovations in the form of boosters which give you the upper hand during tougher levels and the treats which you unlock every time you complete one.

You’ll also find a bunch of leaderboards which you can compete on with your friends to get to the top spot.

You can check out Jelly Blast right now for free in the App Store or Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Archos Unveils Premium-Flavored 50d Oxygen Smartphone

Archos Unveils Premium-Flavored 50d Oxygen Smartphone

Feb 10, 2016

At this point, it’s tough to still describe French OEM Archos as an “up and coming” Android device maker; with several affordable, well-received Android devices under its belt, its fair to view it as the veteran Android vendor that it is.

Now, we get even more goodness from Archos, this time in the manifestation of a new high-end device: the Archos 50d Oxygen Smartphone.

On paper, it looks pretty impressive: Android 5.1, 2GB RAM, 1.3 GHz Octo-Core processor, integrated 4G plus a 5-inch IPS screen. Toss in expandable storage, rechargeable 2100 mAh battery, two (13MP/5MP) cameras and bluetooth smart functionality with dual SIM support, and one gets a true powerhouse.

Archos chief Loic Poirier talks about the new device’s premium leanings. “The Archos 50d Oxygen is the epitome of sleek, functional and modern,” he says. “The smooth exterior with gold accents emanates a truly high-end feel which make it an essential part of our Oxygen line.”

The Archos 50d is due out in May 2016, and is slated to cost $149.99.

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New Game ‘Bounce Zombie!’ Launches on Google Play

New Game ‘Bounce Zombie!’ Launches on Google Play

Feb 10, 2016

Bounce zombie!, a new game from Triniti Stars Ltd, has just landed on Google Play.

Per the app page:

Years ago in a small village in China, there was a young boy who loved dumplings more than anything in the world. He stuffed himself full of the tasty food every day, never tiring of his favorite meal. One day the village ran out of dumplings, and the boy refused to eat anything else, starving to death. The poor boy became a zombie, but he’s still no regular undead kid: he won’t bite unless you have a doughy arm.

In Bounce Zombie, help this little zombie find the food he craves even beyond the grave: dumplings. Forget slow shuffling, moaning, and groaning undead because this revived boy is empowered by his love for tasty cooked and stuffed dough. Help him navigate each level, leaping from block to block and capturing coins on his way to his favorite meal. From crumbling blocks to spikes and other dangers, you’ll meet big challenges as he journeys around the world. Don’t worry; you’ll get some help on the way, too! Trampolines will fly you high to hit those hard to reach places, and cannons will help you sail over the map to cross big gaps. There’s no dumpling he can’t reach with your help.

The game is free on Google Play, and offers in-app purchase opportunities.

[via Triniti Stars Site]